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Professor David Paterson has been awarded the 2018 Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship from the American Physiological Society.

The Carl Ludwig (1816-1895) Award honors a world-renowned, distinguished investigator who has made major contributions toward a better understanding of some aspect of autonomic regulation in normal and/or disease states. It is the most prestigious award offered by the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) section of the American Physiological Society (APS).

The Carl Ludwig Lectureship Award is one of 12 APS distinguished lectureship awards named after outstanding contributors to different areas of physiology as represented by the 12 APS sections. This award honors the achievements of Carl Ludwig, a prominent professor of physiology in the mid and late 1800s.

The award is to be delivered to Professor Paterson in San Diego at Experimental Biology next April.

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